For investigative journalists, breaking a story that is truly life-changing in terms of career, audience and what it means for the world at large may only come around once. For two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Carreyrou, the story was Theranos, a company started by Elizabeth Holmes that promised “to revolutionize medicine by creating a medical device that would make blood testing faster and easier.”
The problem arose when the device did not work and Holmes was not only jeopardizing her company and her own personal wealth, but also her employees and the health of people buying the device.
A Wall Street Journal reporter at that time, Carreyrou was the first to break the story. He was also awarded the George Polk Award for Financial Reporting, the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism in the category of beat reporting, and the Barlett & Steele Silver Award for Investigative Business Journalism for his extensive coverage.
Carreyrou has now released a bestselling book, “Bad Blood”, that shares in greater detail the full story of his investigation into Theranos.
The Sun Valley Museum of Art will host Carreyrou to speak on his book.
The talk will take place on Tuesday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum. Tickets are $20 for Sun Valley Museum of Art members, $30 for nonmembers and $15 for students and educators.
Tickets are available online at svmoa.org or at 208-726-9491.